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Joe McLemore

Alton | Tuesday, April 28 2015

Joe B. McLemore, Sr., at the age of 84, departed this life on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to be with loved ones in heaven.  He received his eternal rest at his home that was built by him and his brother, Austin.

   He was born March 17, 1931 in Bells, TN, the youngest son of the late Ollie and Bessie (Barnett) McLemore.  Joe moved to Alton in 1948 with his mother and two of his three brothers.  Joe was employed at Conagra (formerly Peavey Flour Mill) for 42 years retiring in 1991. He was an avid fisher, hunter, and loved traveling. 
   He met his wife, the former June B. Connors in 1949.  They were married on May 27, 1950; she survives.  To this union four children were born:  Bonnie Fox, Joe Jr. (Tiny), Brian (Renee') and Marc (Yvette) McLemore.  To cherish his memory are 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mary and Gertha McLemore and a host of nieces and nephews.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers - Austin (Mac),  Lawrence (Tee) McLemore and JC Weeden.  Joe was also preceded in death by his son, Brian McLemore and his in laws - Odell Fox, William (Dilly) Connors and Ella Campbell.

   Per his request a visitation only is being held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Harrison Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery. Pastor Diane Williams will officiate. Guest registry and condolences are available: www.harrisonfuenralchapel.com


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